Spiritual

Thoughtful young man sitting with hand on chin and looking away, thinking

Article

Dealing With Doubt

It's OK to struggle with your belief in God as you search for answers.

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Family volunteers at soup kitchen; young girl in foreground holds tongs to serve rolls

Article

Make Service a Habit

Chris Brack and Sheila Seifert

Parents can create opportunities for their kids to serve and teach them to be aware of the people around them.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Godly Wisdom for Leading Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Tricia Goyer and Phil Hodges, co-authors of the book Lead Your Family Like Jesus, and leadership expert Ken Blanchard discuss the servanthood model of Christ's life and how it applies to family. (Part 1 of 2)

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Jean Bosco with his wife and child in Rwanda in front of their home

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Building Houses, Building Families

Thomas Jeffries

Young readers helped realize God's plan for Rwandan orphans.

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Francis Chan and his family hugging one another

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Love as a Lifestyle

Michael Ridgeway

One family opened their home to needy people in their community.

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Illustration of a sad-looking girl sitting in a desert place under the shade of a palm tree. Cacti dot the landscape and the sun beats down on it.

Article

Faith Grows in Hard Places — Even for Kids

Dan Dupee

Help kids see that God works through pain and suffering in their and other people's lives.

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Mother with her little daughter looking out a window

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Making Faith Part of Everyday Life

Cindy Sigler Dagnun

There are practical ways to live out Deuteronomy 6.

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Hands prayig over American flag

Article

The National Day of Prayer: Praying for Our Nation

various authors

Here are activities to teach kids about praying for our nation.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Developing Godly Character in Your Child

Korie Robertson, of A&E's TV show "Duck Dynasty," shares her heart for raising kids with strong, godly character as well as some fun family stories of the Robertson clan.

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Woman praying in an outdoor setting

Article

Faith That Overcomes Fear

Sheila Walsh

God is bigger than our fears.

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Parents being pulled in two directions by two kids

Series

7 Traits of Effective Parenting

What are the seven traits of effective parenting? You can read more about each of them: adaptability, boundaries and limits, grace and forgiveness, gratitude, intentionality, love and respect. 

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Three crosses on a hill

Article

Forgiveness Isn't Fair, But It Is Essential

Carey Casey

Help your kids live out the principles of grace and forgiveness, understanding how conflict looks when the spirit of a relationship is regulated by humility and forgiveness. 

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Boy running through field of tall grass

Series

Character Development: Perseverance

The character quality of perseverance is an essential tool for the next generation of Christians, as it was for the last. Here are a few ways to teach your children about persevering in their faith.

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Tween girl walking through field of flowers, holding a bunch in her hand

Series

Talking to God

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to teach them to pray.

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Young girl wearing a tiara and smiling

Article

Christ is Lord

various authors

Do your children understand the meaning of these words? Use these age-appropriate activities to help them better understand what "Christ is Lord" means.

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Dad with his arm around his son, their heads are close together as they sit on a bench

Article

What Defines a Father?

various authors

Help your child embrace God as his or her heavenly Father.

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Family sitting on sofa reading the Bible

Article

Putting God First

various authors

Try these faith activities to help your children grow in their faith.

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A young girl and boy are hold a trash bag and picking up trash in a park

Series

Character Development: Love

How do you loving your neighbor? Teach your children the honor and privilege they have to love those around them.

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Young boy looking at camera; he looks in need

Series

Character Development: Compassion

Teaching kids to show compassion to others may not be as hard as you think.

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Young boy sharing ice cream with little girl

Series

Character Development: Kindness

Kindness is an important ingredient in family life. It's part of the fruit of the Spirit, and it has the ability to soften hearts.

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Dove and olive branch

Series

Character Development: Hope

How important is hope? In a culture without hope, it can be all important. Here is what your children need to know.

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young boy blowing bubbles

Series

Valuing Life

Whether kids are in preschool or high school, you can help them to understand that every person is valuable and created in the image of God. 

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Daughter looking at cell phone and ignoring her mother

Series

Character Development: Respect

What can you teach kids, and what do they have to learn themselves? You may be surprised when it comes to their learning to be respectful.

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